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    #1

    to keep her on tenterhooks = to be in a state of anxiety or suspense = be like a cat

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following English text?

    Though Ashenden knew very well that no letter would ever come for her he had not the heart to keep her on tenterhooks.

    to keep her on tenterhooks = to be in a state of anxiety or suspense = be like a cat on hot brick

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: to keep her on tenterhooks = to be in a state of anxiety or suspense = be like a

    Keep her in suspense.

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